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KC Chiefs Guaranteed Top 2 Pick In 2013 NFL Draft

With their loss today to the Indianapolis Colts, the Kansas City Chiefs guaranteed themselves a one of the top two picks in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The 20-13 loss dropped he Chiefs to 2-13 on the season. Save the Jacksonville Jaguars, every other NFL team has at least four wins.

Speaking of Jacksonville, the Jaguars remain the Chiefs’ lone competition for the #1 overall pick in the draft.

Both the Chiefs and the Jags have the same record with one game to go. If the Chiefs win next week and Jacksonville loses, the Jags will have the #1 pick and KC will pick second. If, the Chiefs lose and the Jags win, KC gets the first pick.

But what if they tie?

Since the Chiefs and Jags did not play each other this season, there is no head to head tie-breaker. Thus the next tie-breaker is based on the winning percentage of the teams’ schedule. The team that has the easiest strength of schedule, or to put it another way, the team that was the most pathetic, will get the #1 pick.

Over the course of the last few weeks, the Chiefs have been the most pathetic when it comes to the strength of schedule tie-breaker.

This is how things stood after last week’s games:

1 Kansas City 2 12 0.469
2 Jacksonville 2 12 0.541

We won’t know how this will all shake out until all the games are played.

The Chiefs travel to Denver next week to take on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Denver will be playing for the #1 seed in the playoffs so you can expect the Broncos will be using their starters.

As for the Jaguars, they will travel to Tennessee to take on the 5-10 Titans.

Stay tuned.

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  • Jim Harper

    They scared me a bit today with Charles AND Hillis both having great games. Hillis finally lived up to the hype of complimenting Charles. Thankfully Quinn allowed a pick 6 and a failed QB sneak to get about 6 inches. I would love to know which moron called that play. Two running backs having their way with the Colts and you call a QB sneak? Just plain senseless! Both Crennel and Daboll have proven over and over they have no business coaching this team. But for now I am grateful for them to assure us the first pick in the draft. Way to go Romeo!

    • KCMikeG

      So true Jim. There were a couple of 3rd and shorts where either Twiddledee or Tiddledumb had Quinn try to throw after running all over them for 10 YPC! I had such high hopes for Daboll but as it turns out he is just another broken toy from the Island of Misfits in Cleveland. How did RAC go from a brilliant defensive mind to totally lost? “Duh I don’t know” and “when we do that it makes it harder for us to win” and “I’ll have to look into that” on why Charles only had 5 carries. Makes me think of that cartoon “which way did he go George? Which way did he go?” I couldn’t watch his pressers any longer. While our defense has strong points we have been blown out way too many times over the last 3 years to allow for the “defensive genius” label to apply any longer. Next year has to be better with Geno!

  • Lyle Graversen

    Geno, Geno, Geno!

    • Patrick Allen

      It is so sad that I am excited for the NFL season to end for the offseason. That has never happened before. I’ll regret it come July when I am trying to figure out stuff to post about. ;)

      • sidibeke

        I’m just excited to see Pioli and Crennel’s firing official. I’ve been waiting for it for a couple of months now.

      • Jim Harper

        Just think though Paddy. In the playoffs we will be able to watch at least a couple of QB’s that we could have drafted. And that does not count Luck or RG3. Kinda makes me a little ill.

      • Nathan Overman

        It’s OK we can always talk about how Eric Winston calls us the worst fans in the nation, and still manages to false start every time we are in a decent position like 2 and 6, and bungle it all up for us. I appreciate all the work you guys do, with not alot of bang to go for, but if the Chiefs fail to fire Pioli, Rac, and Daboll, I am buying a Donkeys jersey, and converting.

        • xxxlp


        • Matthew Wagner

          That’s not what

          Winston said, but don’t let the facts get in the way of your ignorance.

      • TAZMOSIS

        I have figured out what Crennell’s initials, RAC really mean. They stand for “Rarely A Clue”, as in what do I do now? “Oh, wait! I know..I’ll tell “Bumboll” to call a draw using Hillis on the 20. Yeah, that’ll work!”


    • Jim Harper


    • sidibeke

      I’ve wavered on this…Geno or best player and best QB on board at 33 (or trade back into 1st round). But you look at today, and you picture Geno in there instead of Quinn, and one sees the possibilities.

  • sidibeke

    You have to think ANY quarterback taken within the first 33 picks of the draft could outplay any QB on our roster and would be able to get this team competing again.

  • micah stephenson

    Top 2 aint good enough. We need #1 pick to avoid another team pulling a Washington redskins move and trading a bunch of picks to Jacksonville and stealing Geno from us. Jags mite want Geno over Gabbert and leave us wit a lineman for out 1st pick. :( If we win we might hav to giv the Jags a bunch of pics to move up 1 spot wen we shuda had that spot anyway.

    • Patrick Allen

      I am with you. Plus you never know how much Geno’s stock might rise in the next couple of months. It always happens. Some team might take a close look at him and decide they have to have him. But they can’t take him from us if we’re #1.

  • amynator

    Can anyone verify the Marty Schottenheimer story here?